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National Palace Museum, with its antique collection amounts to nearly 700,000 pieces whose age range covers almost the entire five-thousand-year-old Chinese history, has made it as the greatest and priceless treasure house regarding Chinese art on earth. Among the collections, you may enjoy Chinese earthenware like pottery, porcelain, as well as bronze, jade ware, sculpture, embroidery, calligraphy and painting; each piece is a true curio. For having been renowned for its abundance and artistic value world widely, the collection at the National Palace Museum is one of the main attractions to a considerable number of visitors.
After admiring all those ancient treasures, you could stroll out of the Palace gate, taking a rest at the lovely Zhishan Garden right ahead. The garden was planned and constructed based on "The Foremost Running Script" by Wang Hsi-chih, so as to show the best part of elegant beauty in Chinese gardens. Of course it is worth taking yourself there!
When night comes, you may enjoy your dinner at the nearby Shih-lin Night Market, having a little bit of every famous dish there: sliced noodles, pork liver soup, oyster omelets, Taiwanese meatballs, double baked cakes, jumbo-sized Shihlin sausages, ginger-flavored tomatoes, Tung-shan duck heads, frog-egg jelly, and so on.
Besides, Yangming Mountain (Yangmingshan) National Park, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, as well as the Presidential Building, are wonderful spots for tourists to stop by a while.